Jaguar C-X75 Gets Concept Car Honors in Detroit

The stunning Jaguar C-X75 hybrid supercar that is the cause of so many production version speculations has received top honors at the 10th annual North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards in Detroit, MI, where the concept was named the Most Significant Concept Vehicle of 2011, in addition to receiving the Concept Car of the Year award.(( The C-X75 received the highest overall score to earn the night’s coveted award. This means that the British firm can ad another trophy next to the The Jaguar ALC concept’s one from 2005 and the C-XF’s in 2007.

At the beginning of may, Jaguar announced it will turn it into a production car by 2013, with help from the Williams F1 team. This will surely be the most technologically advanced car the British brand has built, as it will deliver CO2 emissions of less than 99g/km while being able to achieve speeds in excess of 200 mph (322 km/h).

“The Jaguar C-X75 is one of the most visually arresting cars ever. Call it aggressive elegance. The novel turbine-based range-extender hybrid powertrain recalls the Chrysler Turbine Car, but looks ahead to what could be a practical alternative to conventional power sources,” said juror Chris Poole.

“We are extremely proud to have been named the Most Significant Concept Car of the Year,” said Ian Callum, Design Director for Jaguar. “We’re at our best when we’re breaking the mold – making our cars stand out for all the right reasons. C-X75 is an exciting project for us and a clear statement of Jaguar’s intent to continue creating bold, innovative and beautiful performance cars,” he added.

The Most Significant Concept Car of the Year honor and the Concept Car of the Year award adds to the C-X75 supercar’s growing list of accolades, which includes being named AutoWeek’s ‘Best in Show’ at the 2010 Paris Moto Show and receiving the 2010 Louis Vuitton Classic Concept award in February.
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